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Review #1, by Aidenk77 Trains, Sortings, and Other Such Problems

15th September 2010:
A great start, I'm really looking forward to reading more. My heart was really in my mouth when I though they'd forgotten Kevin, I wonder how he's going to get along with Teddy being in a different house... 10/10

Author's Response: Ah, thanks bunches! :D
Just an update for you and anybody else who may come across this: I've been a little bit busy lately what with junior year and all, but I hope to get the next chapter out soon! Thanks for reading!


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Review #2, by sinwillys822 Trains, Sortings, and Other Such Problems

8th September 2010:
i think it is a good idea and can't wait to read what happens next.

Author's Response: Thank you! I should be updating soon, if all goes to plan. I'm about halfway through the next chapter.

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Review #3, by FriendofMolly Trains, Sortings, and Other Such Problems

6th September 2010:
I thought it was rather good. As far as the length goes, it was perfect. Your first chapter was just an introduction. Now the next needed to be longer as there was more information to be imparted. I'm also guessing that Kevin's mother was a Muggle, related to a witch. I think by the time the holidays come round he'll be eager to ask his Dad about his Mum. I have to wonder just what was going on that made Professor Flitwick so flighty? One other thing, there were a couple of misspells. It's McGonagall, not McGonigall, and it's Holyhead, not Hollyhead. Could be typos.
Keep on Writing
FoM

Author's Response: Yes, I caught those misspells as soon as I'd submitted the chapter, but I didn't want to throw myself to the back of the validation train. Thanks for pointing them out though! :) Spelling isn't my strongpoint.

And I now breathe a sigh of relief as to the length. I'm very glad it wasn't too long or too short!

As to your predictions, you're half-right with the mother, and you're on the right track with wondering about Flitwick. I won't give anything more away though, you'll have to find out for yourself! ;)

Thanks a bunch for the review though!
-Jess


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Review #4, by FriendofMolly The Grandparent-less Boy and his Not-Really Cousin

6th September 2010:
I do for the most part like AtB's the best. But it intrigues me that a child of Dudley's could be magical. It's good that there's been contact between the cousins. I do have a question. How is it that Duds was able to go through the barrier without Kevin? I thought you had to have magical blood to do so. I know he could go through with Kevin, but not on his own. Good beginning.
FoM

Author's Response: That is a very good question.

If I wanted to really shine my righteousness, I could say that it was because he technically had magic in his blood (being related to Lily Evans) even though he didn't actually have enough to be considered magical himself. It's all to do with genetics, or something. Hey, it's possible! Certainly a better explanation than admitting I made a mistake, of course! *shiftyeyes*

But as for Dudley's child being magical, I did my research! I did read that JKR originally considered putting a magical Dursley child in the epilogue of HP7, but decided against it because "no magical blood would ever get past Uncle Vernon's DNA." I found a loophole, however, which you shall learn about in due course. *evil grin*

Thanks for reviewing!
-Jess


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Review #5, by Ydnas Odell The Grandparent-less Boy and his Not-Really Cousin

17th April 2010:
This is nice. I think you did Dudley well and have nice steady flow to your writing.

Author's Response: Thank you! I spent a lot of time rewriting Dudley's part in this chapter so it fit him better, so I'm glad it paid off :)

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